Snake River Fishing Report – (3.24.20)
Wilson, South Park and Astoria Boat Ramps are now open. Please travel lightly on the road and obey Astoria Hot Sping closure. Thanks Snake River Fund! Also, Grand Teton National Park is closed due to COVID-19. So you are pretty much limited to the river from Wilson Bridge downstream. The Snake is stable, clear and can fish well during the early spring months. Discharge from Jackson Lake Dam has been settled to winter flows of 280 cfs. Expect those flows for the next months. For the early spring season expect mostly Midges to be the go to bugs. Capnia Stoneflies have been buzzing around as well. Small dry fly fishing can still been good with fish now being found in slower water types, eddies, seamlines and tailouts when conditions are right. Look for nymphing to be very productive with rubberlegs, small pheasant tails, zebra midges and baetis imitations. Throwing streamers low and slow can produce some surprises. Baetis and Skwalas shouldn’t be that far away!